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Independent Likely To Online Only After Sale Of I

  • Guardian, Friday, February 12, 2016 6:11 AM

The owner of the Independent and Independent on Sunday is considering moving the title online-only. Evgeny Lebedev and his lieutenants have not yet made a final decision, but the economics of print have become increasingly strained as copy sales decline across the industry while ever more readers switch to digital. Assuming the sale of the i goes through, Lebedev is expected to develop the Web site into an international digital news brand -- while stopping printing the newspapers.

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